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Netscape Analysis ReportAccounting 2 HonorsI History Netscape Communications Corporation originally named Mosaic CommunicationsCorporation MCOM was founded in April 1994 by Jim Clark and Marc AndreessenThey released their first browser products free to Internet users in September1994 Jim Clark is chairman of Netscape Communications Corporation Beforefounding the company Clark was the chairman of Silicon Graphics a computerhardware manufacturer he founded in 1982 Marc Andreessen is vice presidentof technology for Netscape Communications He helped develop the originalgraphical World Wide Web browser Mosaic while he was at the UniversityOf Illinois at UrbanaChamplain The Internet is a global network connecting thousandsof networks by use of high speed digital lines called ATMs T3s and T1sIt was just being introduced to the general public at the time ofNetscapes conception and they would NOT have been successful if theyhad not had this timing advantageII LocationNetscapes corporate headquarters are in Mountain View California --in the heart of the Silicon Valley However due to the nature of the globalnetworks its software transmits over Netscape is able to sell worldwidevia the Internet There are virtually no walls to its retail outlets Itssoftware products are also distributed through computer stores worldwideIII Product Line Netscape Navigator is a software program to browse informationavailable on the Internet It is available for all common computer systemplatforms including 16-bit PC 32-bit PC Macintosh and all UNIX systemsNavigator also allows people to check their e-mail on the Internet throughuse of a password MIME encoding schemeNetscape Server is a piece of software that installs on UNIX and WindowsNT based systems that allows serving of data on the Internets WorldWide Web It also provides for secure transactions such as those involvingcredit cardsIV Corporate Structure The founders Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen own 35 ofthe company There are other major shareholders and it is also publiclyheld The board of directors and other executive management are listed inthe following tableJames H Clark- Chairman of the Board James L Barksdale- President Chief Executive Officer and Director
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